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Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Volume 1 Issue 1

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Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being published.

  1. What determines whether the incarceration of a parent makes things worse for the person left caring for the prisoner’s children?
  2. What should be the first challenge for those running programs aimed at reducing the involvement of youths in gangs?
  3. Why are Black youths more likely to be involved in violence than White youths?
  4. Do judges really set aside coerced confessions in their decisions concerning guilt?
  5. Where should treatment programs for youths be located?
  6. In what kinds of cases would ordinary citizens prefer the sentence to focus on rehabilitation rather than simple punishment?

These summaries of high quality, policy-related, published research are produced by the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. The Children and Youth edition constitutes a selection of these summaries (from the full edition) chosen by researchers at the National Center for Juvenile Justice and the University of Toronto. It is designed for those people especially interested in matters related to children and youth. Each issue of the Children and Youth edition contains “Headlines and Conclusions” for each of 6 articles, followed by one-page summaries of each article.

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